fundus

noun
fun·​dus | \ ˈfən-dəs How to pronounce fundus (audio) \
plural fundi\ ˈfən-​ˌdī How to pronounce fundi (audio) , -​ˌdē \

Definition of fundus

: the bottom of or part opposite the aperture of the internal surface of a hollow organ: such as
a : the greater curvature of the stomach
b : the lower back part of the bladder
c : the large upper end of the uterus
d : the part of the eye opposite the pupil

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Normally, a glaucoma screening requires a doctor’s visit and the use of an ophthalmoscope to view the fundus, the internal lining of the eye and measure the health of a patient’s retina. Nathan Percy, Orange County Register, "Tesoro senior’s vision for glaucoma app wins national recognition," 10 Feb. 2017 The quality, according to a press release from the university, is as good as the large fundus cameras (see image below) used in hospitals — and the new version is hand-held and 10 times cheaper. Kristen Philipkoski, WIRED, "All the Cool Ophthalmologists are Using It," 5 Mar. 2007

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First Known Use of fundus

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fundus

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin, "bottom, base" — more at bottom entry 1

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fundus

noun
fun·​dus | \ ˈfən-dəs How to pronounce fundus (audio) \
plural fundi\ -​ˌdī How to pronounce fundi (audio) , -​ˌdē How to pronounce fundi (audio) \

Medical Definition of fundus

: the bottom of or part opposite the aperture of the internal surface of a hollow organ: as
a : the greater curvature of the stomach
b : the lower back part of the bladder
c : the large upper end of the uterus
d : the part of the eye opposite the pupil

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